Australian rhythm-twister Shinji refers to his music as eclectic hip-hop
instrumentals with no regard for genre or tempo and promises that hell
flip even the most obscure samples into soulful beats. This modus
operandi is evident in his debut long-player for the Cold Busted label,
In Colour. Twelve captivating beat constructions reveal the breadth of
Shinjis record collection and the absence of stylistic boundaries. This
makes for an impeccably cool listen, working both for the beat-heads
and in the headphones.
Highlights include the chunky soul groover For Some Reason, the
spacey Spanish-flavored guitars and percussion of Pioneer, Menace
and its evocative electronic treatments and drum breaks, and the
delicious 70s soundtrack funk of Grand Mash. Theres something juicy
for any discerning listener within Shinjis inventive sample concoctions.
In Colour, loud and clear.